Happy new year to you all. We spent last night in front of the fire feeling sorry for ourselves. We went to bed at 10pm so didn´t even get to see in the new year. The bottle of bubbly is still intact in the fridge...it´s not good being unwell.

Got up this morning to the young cockerels trying to crow...they sound like they are being strangled. There were 3 of the youngsters running around the garden that had to be put back in their pen before Kev could begin feeding.

We have visitors coming tomorrow so cleaning the house was on the agenda today...and it really needed doing. All is clean and tidy now for a couple of days anyway.

And that is about it...we cracked the bottle of bubbly and celebrated the new year and that is about all we have done.